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Old 07-10-2012
mbruse mbruse is offline
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Default Finis Swim sense accurate stroke counts?

Tonight I asked the lifeguard to count my strokes to see how accurate my watch is. She counted 12 and my watch said 7.

Has anyone had similar problems with the stroke count?

Watch say my avg is usually 10-11 strokes.
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Old 07-10-2012
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Was your first and last stroke the hand with the watch on, also the watch will only count one arm, mine is brilliant for lap counts but i would never trust the stroke count to much.
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Old 07-10-2012
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Yes mine misses strokes all the time... but it is reliable with lap times.
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Old 07-10-2012
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Default why use the watch?

Forgive me, as I do use a tempo trainer to time my stroke rate, but I would highly recommend that you count your strokes per length yourself. Concentrating on SPL is one of the most fundamental ways we can improve our swimming. Toys are useful, but ultimately it is all about the body and mind working together, not instruments.
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Old 07-10-2012
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Most people count one stroke for every hand entry. The SwimSense only counts every other hand entry (the hand where the watch is).

So if you take 17 strokes, the watch may record 8 or 9. I also think it records an extra stroke when I initiate the flip turn.

I count my strokes no matter what. But even though I'm counting, there's no way I can remember every stroke count for a long swim. The SwimSense's rough estimate shows a trend which is sometimes nice to see.
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Old 07-11-2012
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Great feedback. I think I'm going to start counting.

How about the efficiency measure? The instructions say it strokes + speed.

I range from 32 best to 48. Mostly in high 40s.

Since the strokes are off is it any use.
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